Getting started

You can start a new project in two ways: by creating a new application from scratch, or by using another application as a starting point (forking).

Creating a new application

Getting started with JitBlox is as easy as hitting the Create a new app button on our home page. This will start the designer with a blank project. A JitBlox project always has at least one root component, which you can recognise by the "(root)" suffix. The root component can never be deleted and is named App by default.

New project

The component editor has two views: a Template view and a Class view. The Template view lets you construct your component's HTML using regular HTML elements and other prebuilt components (see component templates). The Class view lets you define properties and route parameters (see component classes). You can toggle between these views, or show both at the same time.

You can create your own components from the same tab by clicking the "New Component" icon library_add that shows up when you hover over the "Components" tab title. Any component that you create is automatically added to the toolbox, making it available to other components.

Forking an existing application

If you don't want to start from scratch, you can also fork (that is, create a personal copy of) another application that was made public by its creator. For example, you can take any of the projects from our list of example projects as a starting point. You can make changes to the application right-away, but if you want to keep your changes and save them to your own account, you will need to click the fork call_split button (otherwise, you will be prompted when you try to save).